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New stable form of plutonium discovered  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
An international team of scientists, led by the Helmholtz Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), have found a new compound of plutonium with an unexpected, pentavalent oxidation state, using the ESRF, the European Synchrotron, Grenoble, France. This new phase... more
A new stable form of plutonium discovered  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Scientists have found a new compound of plutonium with an unexpected, pentavalent oxidation state. This new phase of plutonium is solid and stable, and may be a transient phase in radioactive waste repositories. more
Yale scientists build powerful genomic research platform to study cervical cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Yale Cancer Center scientists have built a powerful genomic research platform to study cervical cancer, a disease that often is untreatable if it progresses after surgery... more
MD Anderson and Varian announce strategic collaboration to optimize radiation oncology treatment  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Varian today announced a new strategic collaboration to develop an integrated software platform to streamline... more
New method allows scientists to quantify the amount of cesium-rich microparticles in oil  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
New method allows scientists to create a quantitative map of radioactive cesium-rich microparticle distribution in soils collected around the damaged Fukushima Daiichi... more
New blood self-collection device quickly estimates a person's exposure to radiation  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix research team has developed a blood self-collection device to quickly estimate a person's exposure to radiation in... more
Distribution of highly radioactive microparticles in Fukushima revealed  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
New method allows scientists to create a quantitative map of radioactive cesium-rich microparticle distribution in soils collected around the damaged Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Nuclear Power Plant (FDNPP). This could help... more
Distribution and origin of highly radioactive microparticles in Fukushima revealed  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A large quantity of radioactivity was released into the environment during the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident. The released radioactivity included small, poorly soluble, cesium-rich microparticles.... more
Radioactive chlorine from nuclear bomb tests still present in Antarctica  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Antarctica's ice sheets are still releasing radioactive chlorine from marine nuclear weapons tests in the 1950s, a new study finds. This suggests regions in Antarctica store and vent... more
Giving ATLAS a boost  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The outer realms of the periodic table, where stable, long-lived isotopes give way to radioactive ions, offer nuclear scientists a unique glimpse into the structure of nuclei and a better understanding of how the different elements in our universe came... more
The nature of obscured active galactic nuclei  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Most galaxies host a supermassive black hole (SMBH) at their nucleus, one whose mass exceeds a million solar-masses. When material actively accretes onto the SMBH, associated processes can produce an active galactic nucleus (AGN)... more
Radiation detector with the lowest noise in the world boosts quantum work  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Researchers from Aalto University and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland have built a super-sensitive bolometer, a type of thermal radiation detector. The new... more
Radiation detector with the lowest noise in the world boosts quantum work  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
The nanoscale radiation detector is a hundred times faster than its predecessors, and can function without interruption. more
Radiation detector with the lowest noise in the world boosts quantum work  nanowerk · 1 week
The nanoscale radiation detector is a hundred times faster than its predecessors, and can function without interruption. more
An ultrafast glimpse of the photochemistry of the atmosphere  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Our lives are governed by submicroscopic processes in the nanocosmos. Indeed many natural phenomena begin with a minuscule shift in the states of atoms or molecules, triggered by radiation. One... more
RTKI drugs may not significantly improve survival rates of patients during radiotherapy  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Taking certain cancer-fighting drugs while undergoing radiation therapy may not increase survival for patients, but may, instead, increase side effects, according to a team... more
To build a better semiconductor, first identify its defects  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Gallium oxide is a remarkable wide-bandgap semiconductor material. Put simply, that means it could potentially be used to create electronic devices that can operate under extreme conditions – such as... more
Milky Way's center will be revealed by NASA's Webb Telescope  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The center of our galaxy is a crowded place: A black hole weighing 4 million times as much as our sun is surrounded by millions of stars whipping... more
Innovative pancreatic cancer treatment may rev up immune system  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A research team reports that combining a type of radiation therapy with immunotherapy not only cures pancreatic cancer in mice, but appears to reprogram the immune system to create an... more
Combination treatment cures pancreatic cancer, reprograms the immune system  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A University of Rochester Wilmot Cancer Institute research team reports that combining a type of radiation therapy with immunotherapy not only cures pancreatic cancer in mice, but appears to reprogram... more
US official: Research finds uranium in Navajo women, babies  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
About a quarter of Navajo women and some infants who were part of a federally funded study on uranium exposure had high levels of the radioactive metal in their systems,... more
Not long ago, the center of the Milky Way exploded  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A titanic, expanding beam of energy sprang from close to the supermassive black hole in the center of the Milky Way just 3.5 million years ago, sending a... more
Not long ago, the center of the Milky Way exploded  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A titanic, expanding beam of energy sprang from close to the supermassive black hole in the centre of the Milky Way just 3.5 million years ago, sending a... more
NUS researcher invents novel transfection technique to deliver DNA into immune cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Immunotherapy is a promising cancer treatment that uses genetically modified immune cells to fight cancer. It can be used as a primary treatment or... more
NUS Scientist Designs 'Express Courier Service' For Immune Cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Immunotherapy is a promising cancer treatment that uses genetically modified immune cells to fight cancer. It can be used as a primary treatment or in combination with other treatments such... more
'Damage Suppressor' Protein Protects Adorable Tardigrades ... and Human Cells, Too  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Scientists deciphered a key ingredient in tardigrades' arsenal of superpowers, learning how a unique protein in microscopic water bears provides protection from harmful radiation. more
The role of a cavity in the hypernova ejecta of a gamma-ray burst  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Since 2018, a new style of research has been introduced in gamma-ray-burst (GRB) studies: It does not describe the prompt radiation phase... more
Gas filaments of the cosmic web located around active galaxies in a protocluster  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Cosmological simulations predict that the Universe contains a network of intergalactic gas filaments, within which galaxies form and evolve. However, the faintness... more
Tardigrades Could (Maybe) Survive a Nuclear Attack. And Now We Know How.  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Scientists deciphered a key ingredient in tardigrades' arsenal of superpowers, learning how a unique protein protects the microscopic water bears from harmful radiation. more
Gut bacterial profile can predict gut damage following radiotherapy  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Rather like a physical fingerprint, the gut microbial pattern can be used to identify certain vulnerabilities in patients who are undergoing radiation therapy for prostate or gynecologic cancer, predicting which... more
'Tumors in Space' project studies cancer risk of cosmic radiation  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Can weightlessness stop cancer from growing? One of the nine research projects that has been given the go-ahead for the new China Space Station scheduled for 2022 is... more
CAR T-cell therapy may be effective in killing solid tumor cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
There is now a multitude of therapies to treat cancer, from chemotherapy and radiation to immunotherapy and small molecule inhibitors. Chemotherapy is still the most widely... more
Cracking how tardigrades survive the extremes  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Scientists have gained a new understanding of how tiny, ultra-resilient invertebrates known as tardigrades, or 'water bears,' are protected in extreme conditions. Tardigrades are found in water environments around the world -- including mountainous, deep sea... more
A new polythene-B4C based concrete for shielding  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Shielding plays an important role at neutron sources for both radiation safety and for minimizing background noise in neutron experiments. Shielding is regularly made from concrete, which contains hydrogen atoms that help to slow... more
Spitzer spots a starry region bursting with bubbles  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
This infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows a cloud of gas and dust full of bubbles, which are inflated by wind and radiation from young, massive stars. Each bubble is... more
Plugging the ozone hole has indirectly helped Antarctic sea ice to increase  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A new study demonstrates that the recovery of the Antarctic Ozone Hole causes decreases in clouds over Southern Hemisphere (SH) high latitudes and increases... more
Using X-ray-nanoparticle interactions for improved radiation therapy  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A new study has indicated a new way to deliver locally aggressive radiation therapy in cancer, using the element gadolinium. more
Toward safer, more effective cancer radiation therapy using X-rays and nanoparticles  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
An element called gadolinium delivered into cancer cells releases killer electrons when hit by specially tuned X-rays. The approach, published in the journal Scientific Reports, could... more
Paving the way towards new cancer radiation therapy using X-rays and nanoparticles  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
An element called gadolinium delivered into cancer cells releases killer electrons when hit by specially tuned X-rays. The approach, published in the journal Scientific... more
Non-thermal emission from cosmic rays accelerated in HII regions  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Radio observations at metre-centimetre wavelengths shed light on the nature of the emission of HII regions. Usually, this category of objects is dominated by thermal radiation produced by ionised hydrogen,... more
Lumpectomy is less invasive surgery and requires no hospitalization, shows study  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
It is well established that breast conservation, which involves the removal of a breast cancer along with a small rim of normal breast tissue around it... more
Partial, whole breast radiation after lumpectomy yield similar cosmetic outcomes  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Whole breast radiation and partial breast radiation following a lumpectomy yield similar cosmetic outcomes for women diagnosed with early stages of cancer who wish to preserve their breasts. more
High-dose radiation effective for men whose prostate cancer has spread, trial shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A randomized clinical trial of targeted, high-dose radiation for men with oligometastatic prostate cancer has shown the treatment to be an effective and safe... more
Adding radiation after immunotherapy increases PFS for some patients with metastatic NSCLC  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Adding precisely aimed, escalated doses of radiation after patients no longer respond to immunotherapy reinvigorates the immune system in some patients with metastatic non-small-cell... more
AI accurately predicts radiation therapy side effects for patients with head and neck cancers  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
For the first time, a sophisticated computer model has been shown to accurately predict two of the most challenging side... more
Noninvasive radiation therapy offers new hope for patients with high-risk heart arrhythmias  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Treating high-risk heart patients with a single, high dose of radiation therapy can dramatically reduce episodes of rapid, abnormal heartbeats for more than two... more
Researchers observe exotic radioactive decay process  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Researchers from the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL) at Michigan State University (MSU) and TRIUMF (Canada's national particle accelerator) have observed a rare nuclear decay. Namely, the team measured low-kinetic-energy protons emitted after the beta decay... more
Trial finds high-dose radiation effective for men whose prostate cancer has spread  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A randomized clinical trial of targeted, high-dose radiation for men with oligometastatic prostate cancer has shown the treatment to be an effective and safe... more
Observing exotic radioactive decay process  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers have observed a rare nuclear decay. Namely, the team measured low-kinetic-energy protons emitted after the beta decay of a neutron-rich nucleus beryllium-11. more
Machine learning finds new metamaterial designs for energy harvesting  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Electrical engineers at Duke University have harnessed the power of machine learning to design dielectric (non-metal) metamaterials that absorb and emit specific frequencies of terahertz radiation. The design technique changed... more
Machine learning finds new metamaterial designs for energy harvesting  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Electrical engineers have harnessed the power of machine learning to design dielectric (non-metal) metamaterials that absorb and emit specific frequencies of terahertz radiation. The technique drops the time needed to... more
Did Venus, Earth's 'Twisted Sister' Hellscape Planet, Once Harbor Water — and Life?  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 weeks
Venus, our solar system's broiling, radiation-bombarded, sulfuric-acid-raining, toxic hellscape of a planet, may once have been quite nice, actually. more
A new satellite to understand how Earth is losing its cool  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Following a rigorous selection process, ESA has selected a new satellite mission to fill in a critical missing piece of the climate jigsaw. By measuring radiation... more
Alabama gov begins treatment for cancerous spot on her lung  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey underwent an outpatient procedure ahead of a series of radiation treatments after a cancerous spot was found on her lung more
Whole-brain radiotherapy recommended for patients with brain metastases  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Patients with brain metastases who received whole-brain radiotherapy that avoided memory-specific hippocampal neural stem cells experienced preserved cognitive function and reported fewer neurologic symptoms and better cognition over time, according to results... more
Anti-cancer protein promotes tumor resistance, shows study  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Areas of solid tumors that have limited access to oxygen, a condition called hypoxia, are highly resilient against chemo and radiation therapy. more
Scientists develop technique to observe radiation damage over femtoseconds  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 month
Scientists have developed a technique to observe how radiation damages molecules over time-frames of just one quadrillionth of a second -- or a femtosecond. more
Pulsating gamma rays from neutron star rotating 707 times a second  PHYS.ORG · 1 month
An international research team led by the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute; AEI) in Hannover has discovered that the radio pulsar J0952-0607... more
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